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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

News - Canada & the World

Para World Sailing Championships - Day three and four images by Teri Dodds, Williamstown, Australia
Melbourne is turning on the weather at the Para World Sailing Championships, with all fleets enjoying some good breeze and sunshine. Here is a selection of images from event photographer Teri Dodds. ... [more]  

French newspaper Ouest-France reports that Groupama Team France skipper, Franck Cammas who injured his right leg during training in foiling GC32 catamarans, is expected to miss the 2016 Olympics as a result of the injury. As reported previously Franck Cammas had orthopedic surgery in Nantes on Monday night local time ... [more]  

Day four of the RORC Transatlantic Race and the MOD 70s are heading west at alarming speed. Zed 6 is about to have it all on to the north and the IRC fleet is experiencing light winds in the high pressure off the Western Sahara ... [more]  

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has started race four, the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup to Sydney, departing Official Host Port, City of Albany, Western Australia. ... [more]  

Para World Sailing Championships – Vigilance and strict observance was required on the fourth day of racing at the championships being held out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Gold Cup – After a successful week in Takapuna both on and off the water here are a few of the best photos to end our coverage. There is more to come out of the event, but that is for later. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Gold Cup - Two of the Finn classes longest serving officials were honoured during the prizegiving ceremony at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, by being inducted into the prestigious Finn Class Hall of Fame. ... [more]  

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - After the speed of the North Atlantic, Spindrift 2’s crew have had to show some patience since entering the Southern hemisphere. The area of the St Helena High offers dreamy temperatures and starry nights, but these are a quite different kind of comfort from the ones those chasing records look out for. ... [more]  

2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Come-on guys admit it - we have all done a little bit of ploughing at some time. Maybe we cut a corner a little too aggressively, or relaxed a bit too much on a lazy twilight jolly - mostly it amounts to no more than red faces and a ribbing back at the club bar. ... [more]  

French America's Cup skipper, Franck Cammas has been badly injured after falling overboard from the teams training boat, and hitting his right leg on one of the foils. Reports in various French media state that his right foot was partially severed at the right ankle, after his leg struck one of the foiling catamarans rudder foils. ... [more]  

Honestly, I have no idea. Let alone if there are ones in Spanish, German or Mandarin. I expect so, and would fumble my way through all of those, in about the same order as that list is written. Declining degrees of accuracy are a given. No doubt they would cover off parts of the boat and sails, trimming, helming, weather and so on. ... [more]  

2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Sweden's Fia Fjelddahl has a wise old brain on young shoulders as she bids to qualify her nation for Rio 2016, become a role model and make those closest to her proud in Williamstown, Australia. ... [more]  

Broken masts, collisions and a tough old day for the sailors at the Para World Sailing Championships as Port Phillip showed its wild side on the third day of competition in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series - The situation for Emirates Team New Zealand was like any other sailing event- a strong desire to go out and win the regatta. ... [more]  

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - At dawn on her eighth day at sea, maxi-trimaran was situated off the coast of Salvador de Bahia, heading south after a small change of tack to take them slightly east of the course followed by current Jules Verne Trophy holder. Spindrift 2 had lost some ground on the record due to the lack of wind for 24 hours, but the wind came back at around midday, with speeds 20 knots ... [more]  

Only the second day into the RORC Transatlantic Race and race tactics, unbelievable speed and boat damage have already added to the story. ... [more]  

Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 crossed the equator at 0131hrs UTC on Friday 27 November, just under five days after setting off! Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in five days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. ... [more]  

Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) secured their first ever Finn Gold Cup medals today after a tough medal race in Takapuna, New Zealand, which closed the 2015 Finn World Championships on the Hauraki Gulf. With Giles Scott (GBR) already the runaway winner, the focus on Sunday was the two minor medals and the fourth 2016 Olympic qualification place. ... [more]  

Para World Sailing Championships – Melbourne's run of perfect sailing conditions continued on the bay for races three and four of the championships out of Williamstown's Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. ... [more]  

Para World Championships 2015 - Day Two Images by Teri Dodds, Williamstown, Australia
The leader board is starting to take shape here at the Para World Championships. Several Olympic hopefuls are vying for that elusive spot to Rio in 2016 and by the end of the week can start finalising their preparations. The weather was again light on the track for the fleets but is expected to build during the middle of the week, which may shuffle the podium positions. ... [more]  

2015 RORC Transatlantic Race - In clearing skies off Arrecife, Lanzarote, Phaedo³ showed the rest of the competitors in the RORC Transatlantic Race 2015, and spectators ashore the amazing speed of the MOD70. ... [more]  

2015 RORC Transatlantic Race – Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the International Maxi Association and supported by Marina Lanzarote, Camper and Nicholsons Marina, Port Louis Grenada and Grenada Tourism Authority. ... [more]  

Second gallery of images from Day 5 of the Finn Gold Cup at Takapuna ... [more]  

Para World Championships 2015 - Day 1 Images by Teri Dodds, Williamstown, Australia
Glorious conditions to kick off the start of the Para World Championships in Melbourne, Australia today. Teri Dodds was on the water and share these images from day one of racing. ... [more]  

2015 Para World Championship - In perfect conditions on Melbourne’s Port Phillip, the first two races of the Para World Championship were run today by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Winds were steady at around 10 knots and as cloud cover cleared all three course areas were bathed in sunshine. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Gold Cup - Giles Scott (GBR) has secured his third Finn Gold Cup with two races to spare after the final fleet racing day in Takapuna, New Zealand. ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Images from the Final Fleet racing by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Defending World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) turned in another impressive performance with two top three places. Even more impressive was Jonathon Lobert (FRA) who won both races and is now second overall. New Zealand's Andrew Murdoch is third going into tomorrow's Medal races. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Gold Cup - A dominant Giles Scott extended his winning streak to 25-months at the Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, on Saturday (28 November), defending his World Championship crown with a day and two races to spare. ... [more]  

First and foremost, it is nothing like 628 nautical miles. You’d be happy if your overall track was in the low 700s, but none the less, the windward/leeward part is true enough. Whilst the Sydney Hobart Race may look like a passage race from A to B, invariably it almost takes the guise of a laid course. If you’re having a particularly bad time, the kite gear may even stay clipped to the rail ... [more]  

2017 America's Cup - The third of our series in which Mark Chisnell looks at some of the ways the new America's Cup is different to the old, from docking out to 'Virtual' chase boats. ... [more]  

The Yacht Racing Forum announces a partnership with World Sailing (formerly ISAF, the International Sailing Federation). ... [more]  

We know about the business of awards ceremonies. They are one of those obligations because it is the opportunity to officially celebrate the winners, thank all those who contributed to the success of the event, and put a full stop on the race. However, this awards ceremony broke all the protocols when the Race Directors, François Séruzier, Jean-Jacques Quéré…and Denis Hugues were invited on stage ... [more]  

2015 Para World Sailing Championships - Australia’s leading Paralympic sailors are ready for the challenge that awaits them when racing starts at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne today, Saturday (28 November). ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Second gallery of images from Day 4 at Takapuna
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 4 at Takapuna
Finn Gold Cup - Three winners from three races on Day 4 + Video
Para World Sailing Champs – Australian sailors are ready for challenge
Solo Round the World GryphonSolo2 – Kharma Bus
2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship - Now it gets interesting
Images from Takapuna - Finn Gold Cup, Races 4 and 5
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 3 at Takapuna
David Storrs and Stephanie Roble remain number one U.S. match racers
2015 Para World Sailing Championships - Preparation in full swing
RORC Transatlantic Race – Northerly route favoured
Clipper Round the World Race – Finish line beckons for final two teams
Finn Gold Cup – Giles Scott extends his lead on Day 3 + Video
Le Grand Prix Guyader 2016 à la Nuit Nautic
More images of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official launch at CYCA
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official launch images at CYCA
Ontario Sailing Club and Boat Expo - Public had a great day
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - First two bands to perform confirmed
2015 RORC Transatlantic Race - the fleet has assembled
Laser Radial Women’s Worlds - Denmark and Belgium in action
470 Junior World Championships 2016 heads to Kiel   
Volvo Ocean Race – New head of port operations appointed   
Clipper Round World Race – Sixth place could go down to photo finish   
Is it safe to use a tether? A MUST READ for all offshore sailors   
Para World Sailing Champs– French Sonars out to make it three in a row   
Extreme Sailing Series – 33 South Racing interview + Video   
Finn Gold Cup - Defending world champ slips into the lead + Video   
Finn Gold Cup - Second image gallery from Day 2, Race 3   
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 2   
2016 Development Symposium - Member nations invited   
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Race 2   
Australians to spearhead SKUD18 pack at Para World Sailing Champs   
Laser Radial Women’s World Champs –Windiest conditions on Day 4 +Video   
Para World Sailing Championships – Australia to spearhead SKUD18 pack   
Rio Olympic pollution – Coke with that!! *Feature   
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Race 1   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Tailgunners battle   
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race – Launch day interviews   
Finn Gold Cup – Great start for Kiwis + Video   
2015 Finn Gold Cup– Scott sees strong start to defend Finn world title   

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